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Goose Island Summertime Kölsch

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Goose Island Summertime Kölsch

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Beer Style: Kölsch (6C)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons

Beer Color


Gregory Hall, Brewmaster, Goose Island Beer Company: “Summer beer … I think refreshment. I think session beers and matching summer beers with summer foods. For instance, having the acidity to cut through a nice grilled sausage.”


  • 7 lb. 11 oz (3.5 kg) 2-row pale malt (1.9 °L)
  • 1 lb. 15 oz. (0.87 kg) wheat malt (2.5 °L)
  • 2.0 AAU Mt. Hood hops (60 mins) (0.4 oz./11 g of 5% alpha acids)
  • 3.0 AAU Czech Saaz hops (15 mins) (0.75 oz./21 g of 4% alpha acids)
  • 2.5 AAU Mt. Hood hops (15 mins) (0.5 oz./14 g of 5% alpha acids)
  • Wyeast 2565 (Kölsch) or White Labs WLP029 (German Ale/Kölsch) yeast

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.046
Final Gravity: 1.010
Alcohol by Vol: 4.7%
Color SRM: 4.5  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 18
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Mash at 145 °F (63 °C) for 40 minutes, 152 °F (67 °C) for 45 minutes and 170 °F (77 °C) for 10 minutes. Mash pH 5.4–5.5. Boil for 60 minutes. Wort pH = 5.2. Aerate to 8 ppm O2. Pitch rate = 20 million cells per mL. Ferment at 56–58 °F (13–14 °C)


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